Tuesday, February 24, 2009

75 reasons...

Well, just one reason really -- one reason to have a cocktail: mardi gras. That's right, as of tomorrow, you'll be plunged into Lent and giving something up, so have a fancy drink while you can. [Note: In light of full disclosure, I have not given up anything since the year I gave up ice cream. It was an all together terrible experience.]

I would recommend a French 75, which I just learned is named after a gun, and not called "French" because of the champagne. Created by a French flying ace in WWI (romantic, non?), you can find this classic cocktail in famous New Orleans' watering holes.

So, you shake up:

1.5 oz gin
.75 oz lemon juice
2 tsp simple syrup

Then you:
top with champagne

Let the good times roll...

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